In the 20’s and 30’s a lot of races have been held on dangerous and pothole filled roads. It was a period when courageous drivers were exposed to the dangers of racing but were prepared to take risks, all for the love of motorsport. A linen cap, goggles and a pair of gloves were the only protection they had against the metallic beasts racing alongside them. These people, with passion for motorsport, contributed to its development and current day automotive engineering excellence. They get my utmost respect. Nowadays it is fascinating to see there are many enthusiasts of classical cars and this passion brings people together.

I drove a lot of international rallies such as Tulpenrally, international clubmeetings, Goodwood, Silverstone, Monthlhéry, Spa- Francorchamps. So I do understand what an important role a classical car can play and the extra joy it brings into one’s life.

After my active professional life as an interior architect I now spend most of my time making watercolours and paintings. When I am making my artworks I like to fill the room with some great music from the twenties and thirties, with an occasional powerful car engine soundtrack thrown in for good measure. Nothing fills me with more joy than to try and capture the feel and ambiance of that exhilirating period.

I sincerely hope that my watercolours can add to the loving memory of the good old days and of the drivers who risked their lives.

Giovanni Casander -The Netherlands

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